Monday, May 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Today on the blog I have another spectacular cover reveal. This is for My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris. You may recall that I actually did a cover reveal for this book a little while back, but now it has gotten a new cover.

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family's trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic
amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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 What do you think? I think it's fabulous!! I also have a special excerpt for you from the book.

“I thought I'd teach you a dance from where I come from,” I tell him. “One that's much easier than that multi-step mess inside.” 
I place my left hand on Lorenzo's shoulder and slip my right one into his. I pause to listen to the music floating over the tinkling voices and bubbling fountain, and begin counting the three-beat tempo. “One, two, three. One, two, three.” 
I stand still, only my head moving, slowly nodding with my words so he can hear the rhythm. 
When his head begins subtly bobbing with mine, I show him how to add his feet. He takes a tentative step forward with his left while I step back with my right, then we side step, close, and repeat the steps with our other feet, all while I lightly whisper the beat count. 
The breeze picks up, blowing my skirt and skimming my veil across the back of my neck. Chills run down my spine, but the warmth coursing through my veins from being in his arms provides a delicious contradiction. 
Lorenzo continues nervously darting his eyes to our feet, but he is dancing. As he relaxes into the movement, his shoulders rising and falling with the steps, the confidence he always seems to exude creeps back on his face, and he tightens the hold around me. Our faces are kissably close, our lips a hairs breadth away from touching. I stare into the chocolate depths of his eyes and the rest of the ball fades away. The only music guiding our steps is my light whisper and the erratic rhythm of our breathing. Time slows. Lorenzo grins. 
“I think you got it,” I say breathlessly, running my hand along the soft fabric of his shoulder, feeling the rock-hard muscles underneath. 
My body curls inward, pressing against his. The proper form for the waltz is a straight spine and shoulders back, but if there was ever a time to break the rules, this is it.

As a teen, I threw raging parties that shook my parents' walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels.

As an adult, I read and write obsessively, rehash said embarrassing fodder, and dream up characters who become my imaginary friends.

When I'm not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, you can find me homeschooling my two beautiful princesses, hanging out with my amazing husband, or taking a hot bubble bath…next to a pile of chocolate.


MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY is my first novel. I did have my own fantabulous Sweet Sixteen in high school. Sadly, it wasn't televised.


 I have also included the book trailer for My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century for any of you who enjoy book trailers. 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to add My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century to your Goodreads list. Also below is the rafflecopter for a pretty cool giveaway that Rachel is doing. :)

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11 comments:

  1. So pretty, right ? I really like it! Especially the font.

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    1. I liked the original one too, but this one is fantastic!! I like the font too. :)

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  3. Hmm.. the original cover was okay but I definitely like this one better. Everything about is pretty! The book sounds so cute too!

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    1. I like the new cover better too!! I loved the first one when I saw it, but I think this one is just super fabulous!!

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    1. It's so pretty! The book sounds awesome too.

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  5. I like the new cover. But I liked the old one too, with the fan and the sunglasses. Maybe this one makes it even clearer that the book is YA..

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    1. That's a good point. The old cover was great, but the new one does look more YA.

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  6. I did a doubletake for a second because I could've sworn I was part of the cover reveal for this book w/a different cover.. haha.. I do like this new one more I think... looks cleaner and a nice change from all the faces on covers.. backpack is a nice touch :)

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    1. I agree! I like it more too. It seems more fitting I think.

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